The Lightroom cloud ecosystem has been updated today, with updates for Windows & Mac (3.1) and iOS & Android (5.1). (Lightroom Classic has also been updated.)
Contribute photos to other people’s accounts
When you give someone access to a Shared Album, you can set their access level to Can View or Can Contribute.
Since May 2019, invited guests set to Can Contribute could upload photos to your album via the web interface. For example, if you’re the designated photographer at a family event, you may invite family members to upload their photos to the shared album, so the whole family can enjoy them.
Now, these invited guests can also contribute photos directly from their Windows, Mac, iOS or Android Lightroom app. These Shared Albums appear in a new Shared with You heading in the Sharing panel.
Direct Import on iOS 13.2
You can now browse files on an attached memory card or camera and import directly into Lightroom, without having to first import photos into the Photos app. Using the Import dialog you can select all or specific photos to be imported.
Updated Export on iOS
The new export options that were added to Windows, Mac and Android in the last release are now also available on iOS. Click the Export As… to see the different options.
TIFF format available for Export to Photoshop
In the Share menu, you can now set to TIFF format. This is especially useful if sending to Photoshop for optimal quality. We suggest setting the Export options to TIFF, Largest Available Dimensions, 16 bits, ZIP compression.
When a new camera is released, standardized formats such as JPEG, TIFF and DNG are supported immediately. Proprietary raw file formats are not standardized, so they must be individually added in a Lightroom release. Most cameras are supported within 2-3 months of their release. Raw file format support has been added in this release for:
- Canon EOS M200
- Canon EOS Ra
- Google Pixel 4
- Google Pixel 4 XL
- LEICA SL2
- Nikon Z 50
- Sigma fp
- Sony a9 II (ILCE-9M2)
- ZEISS ZX1
- Click to view the full list of supported cameras
Many compact and mirrorless cameras have built-in lens profiles, but other cameras use lens profiles to correct for lens defects such as barrel/pincushion distortion and vignetting. New profiles are added with each Lightroom release. Click here for the full list of available Adobe Lens Profiles.
As always, the engineers have been working hard to fix bugs. Adobe only publishes the ones that were reported by users:
- Catalina compatibility fixes
If you find a bug, click here to learn how to report it to Adobe.
To update, go to Help menu > Updates or click the Update button in the CC app. The update servers take a while to push the updates around the world, to avoid overloading the servers. You can also open the Creative Cloud app, click Update on the left, then click the … icon (top right) and Check for Updates to give it a nudge. To update on mobile, visit the App Store (iOS) / Play Store (Android).
Is the book updated?
The eBooks for Adobe Lightroom – Edit Like a Pro are already updated for these changes, and can be downloaded immediately after purchasing. If you already have a current Lightroom Cloud Premium Membership, the updated eBooks are available for download in your Members Area.